Latin-Style Pork Chops

A combination of sweet peppers, jalapeno chiles, and olives give this quick and easy recipe for pork chops a Latin beat. If you can't find the alcaparrado, just add some sliced black and/or pimiento-stuffed olives.

Latin-Style Pork Chops
Servings: 4 Cook 39 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 sweet peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno chile
  • 1/2 cup alcaparrado (olive-pimiento-caper mix)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Cooked white rice

Make It

1. Heat tablespoons vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet. Season pork chops with salt and black pepper and saute over medium-high heat 3 minutes per side. Remove chops and add garlic, peppers and chile. Reduce heat to medium and saute 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in alcaparrado, marinara sauce and water.

2. Bring to a simmer and add pork chops. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 30 minutes, basting occasionally.

3. Stir in chopped cilantro and serve with cooked white rice.